Magali Marin-Young S.C. (Mrs.)
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Our Attorney General comes from the private sector, having amassed a wealth of experience spanning 23 years at the private bar, with both commercial law experience as well as litigation experience. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. She is a member of the inner bar having been elevated to the rank Senior Counsel in January, 2014, and has appeared in lead cases before the Courts in Belize and at the Caribbean Court of Justice. She was entrusted by Prime Minister John Briceno to effect reforms in the judiciary and in the administration of justice in Belize and to be the government’s chief legal advisor, and she was sworn into office on the 16th day of November, 2020.
Elisa N. Montalvo (Ms.)
The Solicitor General is a career public officer. She is a trained legislative drafter, having obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Legislative Drafting from the University of the West Indies. She qualified to practice law in 2002 after which she started her public service career though enjoying an eight-year stint practicing at the private bar. Her extensive 19 years of legislative drafting experience is complemented by specialized training in numerous areas including nuclear law, cybercrimes law, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, treaties law, consolidation of laws, and law revision, among others. The Solicitor General is also the Registrar of the Belize Intellectual Property Office and the Registrar of the Vital Statistics Unit. She serves as Law Revision Commissioner and spearheaded the 2020 law revision exercise which produced the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2020.